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As part of the Sugar Rush: Science, Obesity and the Social Life of Sugar project, Karen Throsby reflects on the impacts of research upon the researcher.
Olivia Morris explains what it is like doing an MA in Gender Studies at Leeds.
Karen Throsby explains how sugar has become the new public health bête noir and discusses her new research project exploring scientific knowledge production, validation and popular appropriation; the role of generation, gender, race an class in the production of embodied citizenship; the politics of food in the context of austerity; and contemporary panics around health and body size.
Rosemary Lucy Hill discusses her new book, Gender, Metal and the Media, and reaches some surprising conclusions about sexism, equality and genderlessness in this male-dominated genre.
Drawing on his research about political identities, Chris Waugh reflects on the value of safe spaces.
Gender Studies MA student, Olivia Morris, takes the ball into her own hands to address sexism in sport reporting.
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